usb serial convertor

Jonathan McKeown jonathan+freebsd-questions at
Mon Oct 1 00:59:53 PDT 2007

On Monday 01 October 2007 03:41, The Longs wrote:
> I'm trying to get Gregs temperature controlled fridge to work, but the
> catch is that the laptop I'm using doesn't have a serial port. I'm hoping I
> can use a usb to serial convertor and tell the program to look at the usb
> port for the temperature probes, but I am lost as to how to do this.

A supported USB-to-serial converter will appear as a serial port. For example 
I use a Bafo BF-810 converter which is driven by uplcom(4), and in turn 
ucom(4) which presents /dev/cuaU0 and /dev/ttyU0.


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